Three Flags Over Everest

Director:  László Pal

In honor of San Juan Island's own Laszlo Pal

Directed by Laszlo Pal, who is being honored posthumously by creation of the Emerging Filmmaker Award at Friday Harbor Film Festival, Three Flags Over Everest is an exhilarating documentary covering the record breaking expedition of the 1990 Mt. Everest International Peace Climb. The team included climbers from China, the Soviet Union, and the United States led by Jim Whittaker, the first American to have reached the summit of the mountain in 1963.

Created by the same team that produced the popular film, Winds of Everest, this film captures the high-altitude experience - where high ideals of world peace and cooperation overcome frigid conditions, medical emergencies, language barriers, and cultural differences.

Narrated by Robert Redford, Three Flags Over Everest celebrates these differences and the understanding people reach through striving for a common goal.

Released in 1991

Running time:  97 minutes

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